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Top tips to get onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training providers

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on October 18, 2018

Government officials have been pretty quiet since the last window of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) opened in October 2017, with just a few surprise additions to the register, bringing the total number of providers to 2,588.  The long-awaited next window of applications is expected to open later this year.  

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Are you ready to be an employer provider? Five things you need to consider.

Posted by Tribal Group on October 15, 2018

If you’re considering becoming an employer provider you’ll need to apply to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). But before you do, it’s worth making these five components the basis of your feasibility study:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Want a bigger training budget? Use the Apprenticeship Levy to upskill your NHS workforce

Posted by Ben Park on October 11, 2018

70 years of the NHS is definitely something to celebrate! But can it also be said that HR and Training Managers of NHS Trusts are celebrating the Apprenticeship Levy? Check out this week’s blog to find out why Ben Park, Senior Project Support Officer at Health Education England, says they should…

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

What does quality mean in primary education?

Posted by Nicola Morris on October 8, 2018

I am sure this is a question that many school leaders have asked themselves over the years. The oxford English Dictionary defines quality as: 

the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of somethinga distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something’

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Choosing the right apprenticeship training provider

Posted by Carla Martinho on October 4, 2018

You’ve made the decision to take on apprentices, your headcount has been approved, you’ve got resources to support them through their learning and your CFO is champing at the bit to recoup some of the company’s levy money.  

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

School Improvement –supporting learning through peer massage

Posted by Glynis Rabin on October 1, 2018

What is peer massage?

Peer massage is a simple 15-minute massage routine used in schools from 36 countries to promote a wide-ranging set of benefits in all phases of learning. It aims to promote the wellbeing of children, as nurturing touch is a basic need and can help children develop into healthy, well-balanced young people. Children really enjoy it, every child in the class gets to experience a positive and nurturing touch which prepares them for learning.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Why are apprenticeship standards replacing apprenticeship frameworks?

Posted by Tribal Group on September 27, 2018

With the rise in university and further education costs and employability statistics making headline news – apprenticeships are rapidly growing in popularity. But should your business offer an apprenticeship programme, and if you do, will your apprentices actually have the right skills to carry out their job?

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Applying your professional curiosity in 2018

Posted by John Ubsdell on September 24, 2018

Worcestershire safeguarding.org defines ‘professional curiosity’ as ‘looking, listening, asking direct questions, checking out and reflecting on information whether from data, verbal communication or observational.’ In other words, it's about triangulating information from different sources to get a better understanding of it, rather than taking a single source of information and accepting it at face value.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Using the apprenticeship levy to develop your workforce

Posted by Tribal Group on September 20, 2018

Recent changes to the ESFA funding rules around apprenticeships have opened up some great opportunities for employers to grow and develop their workforce.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Promoting pupil voice to enhance trust, responsibility and pupil progression.

Posted by Chris Barsby on September 17, 2018

Holy Trinity is a CE Primary School in Rochdale. The headteacher, Mark Kenyon, has a strong educational philosophy which he has shared very effectively with children, parents, staff and governors.  His approach is very child-centred and he believes very strongly that children should be listened to so that their needs are met, and they have opportunities to excel in as many of the areas of the curriculum as possible. 

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Topics: Schools & Early Years